Aircraft of the Aces

Aircraft of the Aces

Legends of World War 2

General Aviation
  • Author: Tony Holmes
  • Illustrator: Iain Wyllie, Mark Postlethwaite
  • Short code: GNA
  • Publication Date: 25 Sep 2000
  • ISBN: 9781841761558
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 144
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About this Product

This book is available only in North America. For all other territories, please see the separate edition, ISBN 1 84176 155 9. Devised by Tony Holmes in 1994, The Aircraft of the Aces is indisputably the most successful aviation series in Osprey's 30-year history. The globally acclaimed artwork of Iain Wyllie has appeared on the cover of each book, and these specially commissioned paintings have become a key ingredient to the series' success. In celebration of the aces of WWII, their aircraft, and the unique illustrations which have so unerringly captured them in action, Osprey has produced Aircraft of the Aces: Legends of World War 2. Thirty full-colour paintings from thirty Aces books are featured, with information about the actual aircraft depicted, their pilots, and the action in which they are involved. Contemporary black and white photography and colour profiles complete this unique and beautiful book.

Biographical Note

Tony Holmes has worked as Osprey's aerospace editor since 1989, having previously served as an author/photographer for this publishing house in Australasia. He established the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Aircraft of the Aces series in 1994. Iain Wyllie is one of Britain's leading aviation cover artists. A native of Northern Ireland, he trained as a naval draughtsman, and spent many years working in this capacity. Since becoming a full-time aviation artist in the late 1980s, Iain has created over 60 cover artworks for Osprey's hugely successful Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series. His artwork is synonymous with originality of subject, intricate detail and technical accuracy.

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